Water Availability, Quality and Retention

© Alexander Main

© Ingo Zasada

© Ingo Zasada

© Ingo Zasada

© Ingo Zasada

© Matteo Zavalloni

© Annette Piorr

Water related public good issues in PROVIDE deal with the effects of agriculture and forestry on water quality, water availability, but also water retention as driver for reducing of flood risk. Issues include low groundwater quality due fertilisation and plant protection and problems with water availability due to irrigation and climate change.

In the intensively used arable areas “Marchfeld” and “Ugie river catchment” and some areas in „Vatra Dornei“ (AT-1, UK-1, BG-1), water quality is threatened by agricultural fertilisation and plant protection measures (nitrate, pesticides). In DE-1, water quantity/retention is threatened by the drainage of the peatlands. In the Bulgarian Central Planning region (BG-1), water quality is not critically endangered at the current state, but protection for the future appears important. In the Odet watershed in Brittany (FR-1), the abandonment of current wetland management is assumed to endanger the wetlands functioning as areas for water purification and therefore water quality. Also the water retention potential, as a driver for the reduction of flood risk is assumed an important local public good provided by the wetlands of the Odet watershed (FR-1).

 

PG SUPPLY Water Availability, Quality and Retention

Marchfeld (Austria):

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Brandenburg (Germany):

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Vatra Dornei (Romania):

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PG SUPPLY/DEMAND Water Availability, Quality and Retention

Yuzhen Tsentralen (Bulgaria):

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Bretagne (France):

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PG DEMAND Water Availability, Quality and Retention

Marchfeld (Austria):

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Aberdeenshire (United Kingdom):

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